It takes an elite team of 14 makeup artists about three hours to prepare a cast of more than 200 performers each evening.
Applicants must be able to manage their time wisely. This is a fast-paced, fun environment, and the timing of the makeup crew is essential. Applicants must be proficient and possess skills in basic and intermediate special effects makeup. This includes knowledge of and hands-on experience with prosthetic application, Skin Illustrator, latex, gelatin and silicone appliances, and Pros Aide transfers. Makeup artists selected will have the opportunity to work with the best products available in a professional setting. Makeup artists are paid a day rate.
2012 Special FX Makeup Team Interviews
All makeup artist interviews are held at Eastern State Penitentiary. You do not need to make an appointment. Interview sessions will be held from 6 to 8 pm on the following nights:
Please bring your resume, portfolio and Special FX Makeup Application completely filled out. (Note: The 2013 application will be available online by July 15.) Applicants without a portfolio will not be allowed to interview. Positions will open up periodically throughout the season; check back for availability.
No phone calls please.
Note: The above information pertains to those interested in joining the Special FX Makeup Team ONLY. For information about other positions available with Terror Behind the Walls, please visit easternstate.org/jobs.